In the News: MPBN: Maine Sen. King: ‘Dark Money’ Threatens U.S. Democracy

By Tom Porter

But as the debate over campaign finance picks up steam in Washington, Maine election officials are also confronting the issue. This week, a Virginia-based advocacy group, called the Center for Competitive Politics, sent a letter to state officials, urging Maine to repeal a state law imposing limits on campaign contributions, or risk a lawsuit.

The group’s president, David Keating, says the law is unconstitutional in light of the recent Supreme Court decision known as McCutcheon vs. the FEC, which lifts individual contribution limits.

“We think this is something where the state should move to bring its laws into conformance with the First Amendment of the Constitution,” Keating says.

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The Center for Competitive Politics is now the Institute for Free Speech.